I thought of all the single women my age and older still hopeful that our person is out there looking for us.
I thought about all the women my age and older who have given up on love because they're over the dating game.
I thought of my Grandma who had her youngest child days before she turned 42.
And I wondered why so many men think less of women who haven't been married or had a child yet.
As for finding a man to be the father to these theoretical kids, there is a discrepancy between the number of single men and the number of single women.
I'm college-educated, and always assumed I'd marry someone else who is.
I didn't realize I'd have trouble dating in my 30s if I chased my dreams in my 20s. As an entrepreneur, I've had more opportunities to grow as a businesswoman than I have had opportunities to fall in love.
The older I get, the more I'm judged by the fact that I haven't been married before.And when I launched a non-profit in my early thirties, I didn't have any room in my life for a man or romance. Well, I spent my twenties trying to figure out what I was supposed to do with my career.And when I launched a non-profit in my early thirties, I didn't have any room in my life for a man or romance. "It's a shame you missed your window of opportunity to get married," Jay said.For the first time in a while I questioned how many more Jay's I was going to have to date and defend my life path to. When it comes to kids, there are women having their first babies after 30 (almost 10 percent, according to the CDC).And there has been research data proving that while yes, after 35 chances of abnormalities rise, the real data is that at my age, 37, my eggs are still good. Elizabeth Gregory, director of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at University of Houston and author of Ready: Why Women are Embracing the New Later Motherhood, said women can get pregnant easier these days because our general health is better.It took an entire day for me to move past the hurt of Jay's comments and find a place of confidence and truth.